CAM-39D549: Post-Medieval Coin :

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Unique ID: CAM-39D549

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn silver penny of Edward VI (1547-53), posthumously in the name of Henry VIII (North 1883), minted at London. Ref: North 1991: 120.

There is a small part of the coin missing, at 5 o'clock on the reverse, removing the top half of the inscription over a distance of c.3mm.

Obverse: facing bust of Henry VIII; H D G.ROS[A] SINE.SPINE.

Reverse: royal shield; CIVI/TAS/LON/DON. Roman lettering.

Die axis: 12 o'clock. Weight: 0.53g, diameter: 15.5mm, thickness: 0.9mm thinning to 0.4mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1547
Date to: Exactly AD 1551

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 0.53 g
Diameter: 15.5 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Penny: Edward VI, in the name of Henry VIII, 1547-1551 (N 1883 - 1888)
Obverse description: Facing bust of Henry VIII.
Obverse inscription: H D G.ROS[A] SINE.SPINE
Reverse description: Royal shield.
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: City of Peterborough (Unitary Authority)
District: City of Peterborough (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Orton Waterville (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL1396
Four figure Latitude: 52.55012701
Four figure longitude: -0.3348965
1:25K map: TL1396
1:10K map: TL19NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Woodland
Specific landuse: Unknown

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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